Each month we will throw the spotlight on a different member.


To start off, we are spotlighting a member who usually is the one running the spotlight…Mark Braveman of Mark’s Music and Bronson Audio Visual & Event Services.

A young Mark Braveman worked off his first drum set by working at Coastal Music on Broadway in Bangor. He worked at various music stores in Bangor until, 22 years ago, he went out on his own and opened Mark’s Music. Mark’s started as a retail shop and slowly transitioned into the go-to place for audio support for local music performances, eventually including sound for most everything you need.

John Bronson, owner of Bronson Audio Visual, and Mark were neighbors and would often cross paths in the sound market. Bronson AV had a firm grasp on the corporate event market in the area, with Mark holding firm with the music scene. With John looking to retire, he and Mark met to discuss a buyout.

In January 2016, Mark and his brother, Jonathan, acquired Bronson Audio Visual, creating Braveman Brothers Audio Visual. Mark saw the two businesses as working very well together, complimenting each other, as the market for more technically complex sound and visual components are demanded by his clients. More and more businesses are looking to integrate technology into meeting spaces, sales presentations, trade shows, etc.

The future is looking bright for the combined business. They are expanding their event services, getting more work in sound systems design and installation, and leading the way in creative presentations for meetings, trade shows and private events.

You can contact Mark at 207-947-9818 or mark@bronsonav.com